Friday, 10 October 2014

Book Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick



Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

So, after purchasing this book at chapters, I then found out that not a lot of people liked it. They said it was boring and dull and the characters weren't interesting. So when I did finally pick up this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. But, in my opinion, these people complaining were all wrong. To my surprise, I actually LOVED this book.

I didn't find it boring or dull at all! I loved the whole story because it was an adventure. I didn't know what was going to happen. Big and dramatic things were constantly happening and it leaves you trying to fly through the book to come to an explanation. Luckily, you do get answers, but not as many as you want. You’re left with questions that are unanswered, and leave you wondering. This makes me super excited to pick up the next book in the series!

I loved Nora, she’s a strong person and doesn't go down without a fight. I especially loved her because she wasn't your typical character. She was just your average teenage girl trying to survive high school, which I’m sure a lot of us could relate to. I also loved how Nora doesn't let anyone get to her. She’s a headstrong girl and is very determined to make her point. I find books need more strong female characters like Nora.

Patch is perfect. He was the perfect bad boy. When your first introduced to him, you make the wrong judgment, I know I did. At first you think of him as your typical, popular teenage boy, arrogant, cocky, and rude. But, as you continue reading, you can’t help but to fall in love with him. He’s sexy and mysterious, what girl doesn't love that? Also you get to know a different side of Patch, you see his kind and caring side begin to come out as the story progresses. He’s definitely a character you will love.

My only complaint about this book is, like a lot of other young adult books, it was very predictable. I like a story that keeps you on the edge and second guessing what is going to happen. This book did have a lot of exciting moments, but most of the time, the conclusion was predictable.

Overall I did really enjoy this book. I wasn't sure how I would like the whole angel idea, but it turned out great and I love it! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read paranormal romance or just wants a quick young adult read.

Rating: 4/5

About the Author:

Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush;Crescendo; Silence; and Finale all debuted as New York Times best-sellers. She graduated with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or traveling. She lives in Colorado with her family.

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